Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient

Editors: Pape, H.-C., Peitzman, A.B., Schwab, C.W., Giannoudis, P.V. (Eds.)

  • Edited by pioneers in the field
  • Features multidisciplinary approach
  • Emphasizes decision-making process
  • Highlights indications for applying damage control method
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-89508-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
About this book

Damage control surgery was developed as a management technique for severely injured patients whose immune systems are too weak to mount an adequate response to multiple extended procedures. The common goal of treating life-threatening conditions first, then treating major pelvic and extremity fractures requires cooperation between all major subspecialties involved in the care of polytrauma patients. The editors of this book have focused on approaching damage control surgery logically and systematically by dividing treatment into phases. Other vital topics discussed include patient selection, management of vascular injuries, and the timing of secondary definitive procedures. Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient is an unparalleled resource for any clinician who must weigh life-saving operations against limb-threatening conditions.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This unique textbook, with 24 chapters and 58 authors, is both a technical manual and a clear illustration of the cultural challenges faced during a time of … radical transformation, especially by surgeons. … contains some excellent insights and clearly portrays the role of the surgeon throughout the injured patient’s journey, from resuscitation to reconstruction. … integrates damage control philosophy into a practical guide for managing the most severely injured patients. … a valuable resource for any clinicians, especially surgeons, involved in trauma care.” (Russell L. Gruen, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 306 (5), August, 2011)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • The Damage Control Approach

    Goettler, Claudia E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Epidemiology of Polytrauma

    Lecky, Fiona E. (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Pathogenetic Changes: Isolated Extremity Trauma and Polytrauma

    Griensven, Martijn

    Pages 25-44

  • Pathogenetic Changes: Secondary Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

    Ivatury, Rao R. (et al.)

    Pages 45-52

  • Impact of Head and Chest Trauma on General Condition

    Trentz, Otmar (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-89508-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient
Editors
  • Hans-Christoph Pape
  • Andrew B. Peitzman
  • C. William Schwab
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89508-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89508-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 463
Topics